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Twitter's Director of Platform Ryan Sarver took the stage at LeWeb in Paris this morning  to discuss the latest updates Twitter announced yesterday with CrunchFund's MG Siegler. Besides announcing updates to its web experience, Twitter also launched updated versions of its iPhone and Android apps, with a new iPad app coming soon as well. More so than just a...

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During a presentation at LeWeb in Paris this morning, Forrester's CEO and Chairman George Colony argued that a number of major forces are converging to shake up the social world online as we know it today. To Forrester, services like Foursquare are "nonsense" and "unevolved" that will soon be replaced with services that won't waste their users time. Social Saturation: We're...

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Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president for local, as well as maps and location services, was interviewed by Crunchfund's MG Siegler on stage at the LeWeb conference in Paris this morning. This wide-ranging interview touched upon everything from Google+ check-ins, Latitude, mobile maps, Android and Mayer's own role at Google. Mayer's Role at Google Today Mayer has long been one of the...

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At LeWeb this morning, the conference's host and Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur interviewed Evernote founder and CEO Phil Libin. One of Evernote's tenets is to be as transparent as possible. Due to this, Libin is generally not shy about sharing any data about the company. This year, for example, he noted that Evernote now has 20 million users, a...

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During a conversation with uber-blogger Robert Scoble at LeWeb this afternoon, Foursquare's co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley provided an interesting look at the current state of the popular location-based service and some hints at what it's aiming for in the future. Crowley also noted that the public perception of Foursquare is that it's still just a check-in service, even...

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During LeWeb in Paris this afternoon, Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt took the stage together with Loic Le Meur to discuss a wide variety of topics, including the state of local and mobile development, the state of Google Android and the role of technology in society. Talking about politics, for example, Schmidt noted that the idea of "social, local...

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Talking to TWiT's Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane at LeWeb today, Digg's founder Kevin Rose noted that he made lots of mistakes while he was still in charge of the popular social bookmarking site. According to Rose, "the first three years were insane." Rose, however, acknowledged, that he learned a lot on the job by making plenty of mistakes, most...

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During a conversation with Loic Le Meur at the annual LeWeb conference in Paris today, Flipboard's highly energetic founder and CEO Mike McCue talked about the origins of his company and why there is no Android version of Flipboard yet. The company's CEO also noted that his app is already on about 10% of all iPads. With the launch of...

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Uber, the private car company that is especially popular in San Francisco these days, today announced that it is launching in Paris today. After 18 months of operating in the U.S., Uber is now expanding internationally. As the company's CEO co-founder Travis Kalanick told CrunchFund's MG Siegler on stage at LeWeb in Paris today, the idea for Uber was actually born out...

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For two years now, I've attended LeWeb in Paris in December and this week will mark my third trip to Loic and Geraldine Le Meur's annual event. Every year, over 3,000 people come together to see some of the most important Internet entrepreneurs from the U.S. and Europe on stage at LeWeb. The conference may not be the cheapest...

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Earlier this year, France's Prime Minister Francois Fillion initiated the creation of an Open Data portal in France and today, this site, together with close to 350,000 datasets, is launching. Data.gouv.fr is comparable to similar open data initiatives by the governments of the U.S., Canada and the UK. A lot of the data that is now available through the...

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Not too long ago, Woopra was really the only game in town for publishers who were looking for real-time stats for their sites. Today, the company has numerous competitors (including Chartbeat and Google), but it still remains my preferred real-time stats service. Since the launch of iOS 5, though, Woopra's iPhone app had become virtually unusable. Now, however, with its new, much improved iPhone app, Woopra has completely redesigned its app and made it the single best way to check your stats while on the go.

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Earlier this week, Bing released its list of top search queries of 2011 (so far) and today is Ask.com's turn. The search engine, which makes questions the center of its users' experience, compiled a list of the top questions related to celebrities, news events and politics. Just like Bing's list, Ask's users seem to have an appetite for celebrity gossip....

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The black navigation bar that has been gracing the top of most Google products for the last few month is about to be retired. Google plans to replace it with a search box and even more prominent Google+ notifications and sharing tools. Users will now have to hover over the Google logo to use what the company calls the...

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced that Facebook has agreed to settle the FTC's charges that "it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public." As part of this settlement, Facebook has agreed to biennial third-party privacy audits for the next 20...